Hello Summer!

Summer is officially here in New Zealand, or at least in Wellington. We’ve had a week of sunny weather, even getting as high as 26 degrees! For us, that’s almost unthinkable. Last year, our summer lasted a few days then it just forgot us, so I think the weather is making up for it now.

In celebration of summer, I went for a walk down Oriental Parade, a popular spot in summer, as it has a very pretty beach in the centre of town.

Around the waterfront, we have lots of Pohutukawa trees lining the streets and many paths. It looks especially lovely when they’re all in bloom in summer.



more trees

There’s lots of paths heading in different directions. Everything just looks really good in the sunshine.


waitangi park

I really enjoyed walking around. As did lots of others. The close I got to the beach, the more crowded it became. We’re having a hotter summer earlier this year than we have in a while. Everyone was taking advantage after work.



Wellingtonians are all soaking up the sunshine! Also, to the right of the photo, you may be able to spot a crocodile bike. After all this, I was getting too tired in the sun, so I stopped by one of my favourite cafes.


Summer is well and truly arrived down here and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I hope you guys enjoyed going for a little walk with me down here in Wellington! ๐Ÿ˜€


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46 thoughts on “Hello Summer!

  1. I agree when you say the heat has turned up earlier than usual, it’s like we’ve had an extra month of summer lol! The Pohutukawa tree pictures are my favourite ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. I am with you there. 22 and 23 is perfect. Especially if there’s a light breeze. Although one day I remember there was no wind and it got up to 25 and I was so grumpy ?


  2. Girl you are making me seriously want to travel there! We (FINALLY!) got snow, but it is sooo cold here! I am wishing for ninety degree weather and being by the beach! Your pics are gorgeous also! โค


    1. New Zealand is extra gorgeous in the summer! Everything is so colourful and warm ? last year we had a pitiful summer, so we’re all extra happy that we seem to getting lots of sunshine this time around!
      Snow definitely has it’s own charm as well ?


      1. Ahhh girl you are making me soon envious! Uhhhh I hate that when summers are dismal. I hope you continue to have lots of warmth and sunshine! It does during the holidays lol:) โค


  3. i’m jealous! i want good weather over here, we’re lucky to see the sun every once in a while and we’re also lucky it’s not raining cats and dogs lol.. BUT i do miss warm weather ๐Ÿ˜€
    and omg that beach is FULL!! is that the only one in the area? or do people drive further out to go to other beaches?


    1. Haha, the joys of having the sun move over to this side of the world!
      The beach is crazy full! Wellington has so many beaches everywhere. Since we’re an island, beaches aren’t hard to come by. Summers here are sketchy, some years we get barely anything. This year is a good one, we’re actually getting hot, not just warm, days. So everyone is taking advantage and stomping off to the beach. This one is one of the more popular options though ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. Glad to hear that Wellington is experiencing some good summer heat now haha! Planning to go there early next year and everybody is saying that I should bring an extra jacket for the wind =D Nice shots too!

    Posted something about Bay if Islands maybe you want to check it out? Hopefully you can visit the North this summer, sun here is great! =)


    1. Wellington is definitely getting lots of lovely weather recently! There’s still some wind, but nothing like our usual winds haha! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’ll definitely check out your post on the Bay of Islands


  5. Awww, these photos are gorgeous! We’ve just returned home to Auckland after nearly two weeks away, five days of which were spent in Wellington. Sadly, the weather wasn’t quite that good when we were there! I lived in Wellington for five years in my late teens and early 20s, and it’s still one of my favourite places on earth!


  6. New Zealand is such a beautiful place. I would love to visit it someday…
    Talking about summers, in my country, India, the temperature skyrockets upto 40 degree Celsius in various places… So we get roasted in the heat here.. ??
    The pictures you took are wonderful, I must say.. โค๏ธ
    This is a nice post..


    1. It is definitely beautiful! I hope you do manage to visit one day.
      Our summers are very tame compared to yours. The temperatures just stay in the 20’s, and that’s hot enough for us haha!
      Thank you so much Vera ๐Ÿ˜€


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